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obscenity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obscenity  \Ob*scen"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Obscenities}.  [L.  obscentias: 
  cf.F.  obsc['e]nit['e].] 
  That  quality  in  words  or  things  which  presents  what  is 
  offensive  to  chasity  or  purity  of  mind;  obscene  or  impure 
  lanquage  or  acts  moral  impurity;  lewdness;  obsceneness;  as 
  the  obscenity  of  a  speech,  or  a  picture. 
 
  Mr.Cowley  asserts  plainly,  that  obscenity  has  no  place 
  in  wit.  --Dryden. 
 
  No  pardon  vile  obscenity  should  find  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  obscenity 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  behaving  in  an  obscene  manner  [syn:  {lewdness}, 
  {bawdiness},  {salaciousness},  {salacity}] 
  2:  obscene  word  or  phrase  [syn:  {vulgarism}] 
  3:  an  obscene  act 




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